TheServerSide.com have a great article on Aspect Oriented Programming and AOP refactoring, giving a good overview of this approach as well as some code samples using AspectJ.
IBM announced last week that they have moved the resposibility for it’s Websphere platform products to it’s Rational group, which it purchased about a year ago.
The move is said to clarify the company’s position on it’s products, and will likely lead to tighter integration between design tools such as Rational XDE and IBM Websphere Studio Application Developer.
IBM has says the Rational tools will still retain a 50/50 split between J2EE and .NET
Hibernate 2.1 final was released yesterday – downloads are here:
New features are in line with the expected ‘Grid’ functionality of the new database server, 10g, which is expected at the end of this year.
Oracle’s new Grid functionality allows clustering of multiple servers to improve performance and reliability.